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Roger Willey


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Roger is an expert on asbestos, hazardous materials and health, safety and environmental issues with over 35 years of industry experience.

Roger was born in the Rhondda and educated at Swansea University. 

He has lectured and worked in the UK, Europe, Canada, the USA, Nigeria, India, the Falkland Islands and Japan and has held numerous prestigious positions, including Branch Chairman of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and Advisor to the Secretary of State for Scotland on Sustainable Development.

His marine experience includes the project management of large scale asbestos surveys and removal programmes on ships and FPSO’s in international waters.

Roger was the first personal professor at Glasgow Caledonian University and subsequently very successfully completed two terms of three years as Chief Executive of the Centre for Environmental & Waste Management at the University of Paisley. Since 1998, Roger has headed the ACS Group of Companies and continues to work and lecture world-wide. He is also a highly regarded Expert Witness in asbestos related court cases. This has included cases in the Court of Session in Scotland and High Courts of Ireland and Australia as well as acting as Court Appointed Expert in the High Court in London. Roger is now recognised as the leading authority on maritime asbestos related legal cases.

Roger is a Chartered Fellow of IOSH and recognised on the Occupational Safety and Health Consultants Register. He was also awarded with the IOSH lifetime achievement award for services to Health & Safety. In October 2000 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. In his spare time, Roger acts as President of Cambrian Male Voice Choir, is an active Rotarian and enjoys relaxing on his boat on the River Clyde.

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